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A Feast of Delicious Recipes and History in One Cookbook
19 hours ago

A Feast of Delicious Recipes and History in One Cookbook

Cookbooks have been a collector item for me since I was gifted with one for my wedding. When I travel, my favorite souvenir is usually a local cookbook found along the way. Every good cookbook tells some sort of story. It may be a story…
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Is Retirement Harder Than You Imagined? Try These 7 Things to Make It Easier
2 days ago

Is Retirement Harder Than You Imagined? Try These 7 Things to Make It Easier

Your financial ducks are in a row. You’re staying on top of your health. You’ve lined up your leisure activities and added notable dates to your calendar. Still, after doing all that, you feel like there’s more to consider. Reinvention…
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4 Creative Ways to Say “No” When People Make Requests for Your Time
3 days ago

4 Creative Ways to Say “No” When People Make Requests for Your Time

Have you received more requests lately because you have retired, or work from home? People often think that since you are not going in to a 9 to 5 job, you are available to meet their needs. Have you been asked to make grocery and doctor trips…
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3 Incredible Ways to Show Love for Yourself Every Day of the Year
5 days ago

3 Incredible Ways to Show Love for Yourself Every Day of the Year

Valentine’s Day is over, but if you’re a divorced woman over 50, you may still be struggling with ways to show love for yourself this month and beyond. But over my years as a divorce coach for women 50 and better, I’ve actually discovered…
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When a Book Club Turns into Something More
6 days ago

When a Book Club Turns into Something More

A lot has been written about friendship in our 50s, 60s, and beyond. I’ve written articles about it, too. Whether we’re welcoming new friends or faithfully committing to the ones we have, women understand the benefits…
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Embrace Your 70s! 3 Ways to Usher in the Next Glorious Decade!
6 days ago

Embrace Your 70s! 3 Ways to Usher in the Next Glorious Decade!

Don’t break out your disco boots, I am talking about your 70s, not the 70s. Whether you believe that 70 is the new 50, or it’s just 70, it can be a celebration with a positive attitude and plans. It’s not about what happens to you…
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The Exquisite Pain of Downsizing
7 days ago

The Exquisite Pain of Downsizing

We downsize to make life less complicated. Less expensive. Easier to maneuver. More accommodating to health care needs. Or for some of us, to lessen our footprint on mother earth. Though the care and upkeep of less square footage is enticing…
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Confessions of a Thrifting Junkie and a New Year’s Challenge
7 days ago

Confessions of a Thrifting Junkie and a New Year’s Challenge

I fancy myself a socially conscious citizen of the world. I don’t take a straw at restaurants, I recycle and compost, and I avoid overly packaged food and bottled water. Most of my clothes come from consignment or thrift stores…
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5 Simple Ways to Help an Ailing Friend
1 week ago

5 Simple Ways to Help an Ailing Friend

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My walking buddy and I meet every Tuesday for our weekly dose of sanity. We power walk through a neighborhood or a park, catch up with our lives, and solve the problems of the world – and those of other people too…
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Try Something New: Write a Poem and Stretch Your Brain
1 week ago

Try Something New: Write a Poem and Stretch Your Brain

A couple of years ago, I began penning poetry. My life was moving in new directions, and I wanted to express myself differently than with the prose style approach I mainly used before. I enjoyed reading poetry, so I decided to try…
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